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“All Vehicles Welcome”

Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Ocracoke
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Dallas, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“All Vehicles Welcome”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Most beaches on Ocracoke require 4WD vehicles to get there, plus a permit to drive on them. But, there are plenty of places to rent such vehicles at reasonable rates. This particular beach requires no special vehicle. All are welcome to park and walk up over the dune to the endless shoreline. The beach there, not unlike most all the beaches along the Outer Banks are seemingly endless and sparsely covered with people. If you like walking a beach, you are gonna LOVE this area. Good waves, and in this instance, supremely delightful water temps! No pain getting in, and no desire to get out! I can't say whether or not this is typical in September.

Visited September 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Finally introduced my family to Ocracoke and they instantly fell in love. Great beaches and not crowded, plus excellent surf fishing.

Visited September 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best beach in NC... Period!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We love coming to Ocracoke every year. The beautiful beach is the number one reason. It's clean, not developed, quiet, and there aren't a lot of people. Depending which ramp you chose, it's possible you could be the only person on the beach. The day use area closest to town has showers, rest rooms, and a changing areas, but the beaches closest to the Hatteras ferry has better shelling locations. You won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Loved the beach first time going to Ocracoke”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Great parking , clean bathrooms and dressing rooms, outside shower, boardwalk to the beach! I never saw a lifeguard but did see a forest ranger patroling the parking lot and beach area. Beautiful clean beaches.

Visited September 2013
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“absolutely beautiful”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We made the long drive to Ocracoke from Kitty Hawk early in our vacation week. The day we went there was a surf advisory for Kitty Hawk, but not Orcacoke, so we knew we would be able to swim. After having lunch in town, we headed to the beach. It was stunning, a long stretch of perfect, uncrowded beach. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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